Rockford man pleads guilty to murder


ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — 32-year-old William Laboy Fontanez pleads guilty to Second Degree Murder.

Fontanez faced four counts of first degree murder.

On May 28th, 2015 Rockford Police Officers responded to a business located at 1435 Broadway after reports of a stabbing, officials said.

When officers arrived they had located a male victim who appeared to be suffering from a stab wound. Officials said that the victim was later identified as 19-year-old Alonzo Garuno.

Garuno was transported to a Rockford hospital where was pronounced deceased.

Winnebago County Coroner’s Office’s autopsy determined that Garuno had died from being stabbed.

Detectivies conducted a follow up investigation and the defendant, Fontanez, was developed as a suspect, officials said.

The investigation was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office for charges, and Fontanez was indicted by a Winnebago County Grand Jury.

Second Degree Murder is a Class 1 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 4-20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release, officials said.

Fontanez is scheduled to be sentenced at 9 a.m. on December 20, 2019.


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